'''Basic Trope''': A hero who never wins, thus neuters any tension that involves him.
* '''Straight''': Bob never wins any fights he's in so the fans no longer care about them.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob's fights manages to put all who watch to sleep, as they wonder just how long before he gets his eventual asskicking.
** AntiSue
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': Fans can only invest their time in watching Bob [[TookALevelInBadass Taking Levels In Bad Ass]] before it becomes pointless.
* '''Inverted''': InvincibleHero.
* '''Subverted''': Bob still loses in every fight he's in, but fans, who still find {{Hope Spot}}s still watch to see if he can finally win.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Only to find that these so-called {{Hope Spot}}s only lead to disappointment.
* '''Parodied''': Bob's fights are so boring even ''his opponent'' falls asleep.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob's fights start off as usual (getting his ass kicked), but HopeSpot after HopeSpot brings up the possibility that it may go different this time, [[StatusQuoIsGod only for it to be business as usual]].
* '''Averted''': Bob is actually a decent fighter with his fair share of wins and losses.
* '''Enforced''': The writers do their best to make Bob's losing battle as least interesting as possible.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does he even bother fighting, he's just going to get his ass kicked!"
* '''Invoked''': "There is no way I can win. I'm not even gonna try".
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Not only does Bob train everyday to avoid losing, but he adds a few flashy moves to his style, just to keep people interested.
* '''Discussed''': "Why do you let Bob fight, you know he's just gonna get his ass kicked!"
* '''Conversed''': "Why do you even bother? You just get your ass kicked every time!"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob's is seen so much as an ineffective fighter by fans to the point where he's seen as TheLoad, bordering on being TheScrappy due to his uselessness.
** Bob calls it quits as a result of his lack of success.
* '''Reconstructed''': But fans come to respect him for, despite how predictable his fights are, [[{{Determinator}} trying to fight against opponents who he has no chance of winning]].
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Bob constantly loses every fight he's in to the point where he's seen as [[ObfuscatingStupidity useless and not a threat in order for his enemies to lower their guard around him]]. Giving him the perfect opportunity to go all out on his enemies at their most vulnerable.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???